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Department of English Language and Literature

MSC03 2170
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Physical Location:
Humanities
Second Floor

Phone: (505) 277-6347
Fax: (505) 277-0021

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N. Scott Momaday

World-renowned writer N. Scott Momaday will be a visiting professor in the English Department for the 2014-15 academic year. Welcome, Scott!

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AISB Outstanding Student Award

Kathleen Washburn presents Bobbie Thomas with the Outstanding Student Award in English for the 2014 American Indian Summer Bridge (AISB) Program. Incoming students earn credit in Native American Studies, math, and English courses in the intensive summer program. Photo courtesy of American Indian Student Services.

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My Favorite Poem Readings

Professor Luci Tapahonso reads at the My Favorite Poem event held in Zimmerman Library.

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Lounge Dedication

Helen Damico, Ruth Salvaggio, and Minrose Gwin admire the new display case featuring Hector Torres and Pat Smith's memorabilia. A reception took place last year dedicating our new lounge as the Patricia Clark Smith and Hector Avalos Torres Memorial Lounge.

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Writing the World Symposium

A number of UNM graduate students present with Juan Guerra at the opening panel of the 2013 Writing the World Symposium. The panel focused on the history and future of Writing Across Communities at UNM.

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Celebration of Student Writing

Vianey Veleta and Alexa Marquez, students in a learning community that includes a first year writing class and a finance course, present at the bi-annual Celebration of Student Writing.

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Students Visit Taos

Students in English classes regularly visit historical sites in New Mexico and elsewhere. Here, Dr. Feroza Jussawalla's class visits the Lawrence Ranch in Taos, NM.

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Living in New Mexico

New Mexico is a great place to live and study. The annual Balloon Fiesta is just one of the many events in the Albuquerque/Santa Fe area that students and faculty in our Department regularly enjoy.

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Staff Members

The Department has a group of amazing staff members that keep everything running smoothly.

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Twelfth Night

Dr. Carolyn Woodward's Survey of Earlier English Literature class bows at the end of their performance of Twelfth Night. In addition to engaging with literary works in the classroom, students bring them to life through theatrical performances such as this.

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Department Faculty

The English Department is home to faculty with diverse research and teaching interests.

Department of English Language and Literature

Good News for English Majors

A recent Wall Street Journal article reported that English Language and Literature degrees are among the liberal arts degrees that pay the most.  The article notes that "Employers hired English majors to work as teachers, editors, writers, managers, paralegals, and legal assistants."  Read more here.

A Letter from the Chair

Gail Houston, Chair of the UNM English DepartmentWelcome to the UNM Department of English Literature and Language webpage. Our mission is to engage in language, writing, research, teaching, and public service that advance understanding of English literature and our expanding heritage of literatures in English.

I believe that the field of English literature and language remains significant both in times of economic hardship and wellbeing because literature and language, writing and critical thinking are crucial not only to identifying our society’s values but also to examining how and why all cultures have ethical, aesthetic, social, spiritual, emotional, and economic value systems.
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Taos Summer Writers' Conference

taos summer writers conferenceThe Conference has " a distinct conference philosophy that attracts writers from not only all over the U.S., but Canada, Taiwan and West Africa."
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Writing Across Communities

writing across communities

We educate students for global lives in the new century, lives in which the ability to communicate fluently across boundaries is essential. 
Visit the WAC website
Ximenes Scholarship

American Literary Realism

american literary reviewFor over forty years, American Literary Realism has brought readers critical essays on American literature from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Edited by Gary Scharnhorst. 
Visit the ALR website

Blue Mesa Review

Blue Mesa ReviewOriginally founded by Rudolfo Anaya, Gene Frumkin, David Johnson, Patricia Clark Smith, and Lee Bartlette in 1989 - the department's entirely student run literary magazine. 
Visit the BMR Website

Sigma Tau Delta

sigma tau deltaThe Alpha Epsilon Pi chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society. 
Visit the Sigma Tau Delta Website

English Graduate Student Association

american literary reviewCatch up on all the latest news, learn about special events, and find ways to make connections with other grad students at
 the EGSA blog.